Hatfield Heath Bridge Club has been in existence for over 40 years. It originated in the homes of a group of friends in the neighbouring village of Little Hallingbury and expanded to the well appointed village hall at Hatfield Heath.
The objective of the club is to play competitive bridge in a friendly atmosphere. We cater for different levels of skill, with the more experienced members playing in the main hall and newer players in a smaller room of 4 or 5 tables for a few months. When they feel ready to join with the main club they are assured of a warm welcome.
We have been operating our own version of the EBU’s Better Behaviour at Bridge since opening and the emphasis being upon friendliness, our Directors are instructed to interpret the rules (where possible) in the most lenient of ways.
Michael Shine (Chairman)
Sad news: Joy Harding has passed away. Funeral is on Saturday, 28th May. Full details here.
Lead 6♠ , East follows with the 7♠.
If the Club finesse is right you have 9 tricks provided you can lead towards dummy twice from the South hand but entries are severely limited. On the lead of the ♠ 6. you play the ♠ J from dummy and when East plays low OVERTAKE with the ♠ K and imeadiately play a Club and finesse the ♣ Q. When this holds return to hand with a Diamond to the ♦ A and repeat the finesse. The play of the ♠ K at trick one when you have already won the trick with the ♠ J cannot cost since if the ♣ K is offside your ♠ K will be useless as a Spade stopper when a Spade come through you from East.A hand that illustrates the need to plan the play and manage entries.
Aknowledgement to Victo Mollo, Winning Bridge at the Menagerie
The quiz night was great fun. Super questions from our quiz master, Eddie, helped by his (not so glamorous) assistant Michael. Congratulations to Hannah's team who were winners once again! The club and the village hall benefited from the proceeds.
The results section of our new web site has lots of additional information on your personal performance on the night. It is obvious speaking to some of the members that they do not realise that this exists. So to help you get the most from the new results service, please click below to open the instructions on how to access this extra information. You can also find what we used to call the 'Butler Rankings' for the teams' sessions. These are now calculated using Cross-IMPs which Eddie assures us is a better way of doing it!
Both year 1 and year 2 classes are progressing well. New classes start in September.